Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari is set to depart the country for London tomorrow January 17th, 2020.
He will be attending the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit which is scheduled to hold on Monday January 20th.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will host the summit.
The summit is expected to bring together African leaders and business executives to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and Jobs.
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Aside discussing new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, are expected to be the top agendas and discussions during the Summit.
”With the expected take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in mid-2020, the London investment summit will provide Nigeria with the opportunity to project itself as a leading investment destination for new industries.
”In addition, the summit will deepen Nigeria-United Kingdom investment ties post-Brexit given that Africa currently represents just two per cent of British trade activity, with Nigeria accounting for only 10 per cent of that total,” Adesina said.
President Buhari according to reports will meet with the head of Commonwealth, in Glasgow, Scotland.